Specialist paediatric physiotherapist in respiratory care

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Are you a dynamic, motivated paediatric respiratory physiotherapist looking for a challenging and rewarding new role in a unique speciality area? Look no further!


University hospital Southampton NHS Trust is one of 4 centres that provides a highly specialist service to manage the health needs of children and teenagers with Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) in England.  The Southampton service cares for children across the South and South West of England offering an equitable service for all children with PCD. We work closely with the other 3 centres to provide excellent standardised care. The Southampton specialist service is also one of only 3 centres in the UK to provide a PCD diagnostic service for both adults and children.

Southampton Children’s Hospital is one of 10 largest children’s hospitals within the UK and located within Southampton General Hospital which is a large regional teaching hospital with links to the university and welcome trust research facility.

The cohesive PCD multidisciplinary team consists of PCD consultants, ENT consultants, PCD specialist nurses, PCD physiotherapist, Physiologist, Dietician, Psychologist, Research nurses, and PCD diagnostic laboratory staff.


The main role of the specialist Physiotherapist consists of;

  • Assessing, and managing Physiotherapy treatment for all patients with a diagnosis of PCD in the South / Southwest of England. We offer clinics in Southampton as well as regional clinics in Bristol, Cornwall, Gloucester and Oxford as well as supporting the PCD team at the Royal Brompton hospital in London.
  • Provision of home visits at diagnosis and during times of unstable health as well as school visits when our patients start at a new school / nursery .
  • Outpatient and video conference appointments for patients needing further physiotherapy input as well as a telephone advice / triage service for patients and their families and other healthcare colleagues/ agencies involved in the patients care.
  • Writing a management plan for each patient and liaising with the local team to ensure that patients are supported well with their physiotherapy programme. Communicating with and supporting other physiotherapy colleagues who review the PCD patients locally, providing expert advice as well as physiotherapy guidelines.
  • Supporting the ‘ready steady go’ transition programme to ensure smooth transition to adult services.
  • Helping run diagnostic clinics by carrying out some of the PCD diagnostic tests.
  • Participating with and supporting research that is being undertaken locally as well as national and international research projects.
  • Actively supporting and promoting the national and international PCD Physiotherapy network.
  • Carrying out audit and service development projects.

The successful applicant will work alongside another experienced  band 7 within this speciality, the long term respiratory team and close links with the acute respiratory therapy team.

They will also become an integral part of our 30 strong combined Paediatric Occupational and Physiotherapy Therapy team and wider Therapy services department. We are a friendly, knowledgeable and proactive team that encourage individual progression and development.

We have a robust organisational structure to enable clinical supervision within all areas of respiratory care including clinical specialists who are independent prescribers and an advanced airway clearance instructor.

The UHS Therapy services department is a large department with over 180 WTE Therapy staff and runs a 7 day service, using a rota system so weekend working and ‘on call’ will be expected.


As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to hel...

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large numbers of applications are received.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected for interview.

Applicants from University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post

Our Trust runs the return to practice course each year for nurses who have been out of the profession and wish to return.  To find out more please visit our website:


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Getting to Work

Application can be made for parking on site at UHS or through one of the park and ride schemes.  This will be based on specific criteria to determine eligibility for site parking as this can be very limited.  UHS encourages staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible.   UHS is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.

Please note that we will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

Our staff are positive about working at UHS and rate us above average compared to other NHS Trusts in the  Staff Attitude Survey. We are rated strongly on a number of areas including teamwork, communication and engagement.

Equality remains at the centre of all Trust policy making, service delivery and employment practice with all employees being given equality of opportunity to develop, apply for promotion and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

The Trust actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. The Trust also closely monitors recruitment activity, training and development and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

As a service provider the Trust ensures equality of access and delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for patients ethnic and religious differences and needs.

Relocating to Southampton

If you are thinking of moving to the Hampshire area, please find below a link to our website which offers guidance on finding accommodation:


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University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Southampton, Hampshire (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 123456789
Web: http://careers.uhs.nhs.uk/

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27 January 2020
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £37,570-£43,772 per annum GBP per year
Healthcare and Medical
Allied Health
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